Medium-term financial plans of Germany not include raising the defense spending to two percent of GDP. This is the representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer said during his briefing, his words reports RIA Novosti.
It is also called "being realistic" in the issue of increasing military budgets. Earlier, on 19 March, the Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen responded to the words of the President of the United States Donald trump: he said that Berlin owes NATO a huge amount of money. "NATO has no delinquent accounts," said von der Leyen. According to her, the financial contribution to peacekeeping missions, the fight against "Islamic state" (banned in the Russian organization), which is not part of the mandate of the Alliance, and a variety of humanitarian programs is also available on this item.
18 Mar trump commented on the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that the meeting was fine. At the same time the head of state noted that the Berlin allegedly owed to NATO and the United States. According to him, the need to pay for "powerful and very expensive defense that we provide in Germany." Meeting trump and Merkel took place on Friday, March 17, in the framework of the visit of the Chancellor.3.*
In the USA the employee of the state Department is accused of making false statements to the FBI about interaction with a foreign intelligence agent. According to authorities, 60-year-old Candace Mary Claiborne who have access to classified information not reported on their contacts with Chinese intelligence, which gave her and her family members gifts and benefits.
Russian hackers allegedly attacked the largest Estonian enterprise for processing of oil shale — Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG). About it reports Department on cyber security of the country. In the attack accused the group Fancy Bear, which is allegedly linked to the Russian authorities.
Between Russia and the West, no cold war, but the world order is shifting towards greater democratization and polycentricity. This was told Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to him, the current way the world also moves away from the idea of Western domination.
Russians Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova and take third place in the short program at the world figure skating Championships in Helsinki. The pair scored 79,37 points. The first place belongs to the representatives of China sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the assets of which 81.23 points.
"Barcelona" will offer Argentine striker Lionel Messi a contract under which he will receive 35 million euros per season. According to Spanish publication Marca, both parties are interested in the extension of the agreement, the validity of which ends in the summer of 2018.
Russia intends to take any further action to recover the amount of money which Ukraine owes for undertaken obligations. This statement was made by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, commenting on the decision of the High court of London in the case of Ukraine's debt to Russia on Eurobonds for $ 3 billion.